#WOTR22 #MC #series #Family #DualReview – Original Ride by Chelsea Camaron

 
Originals Ride: Hellions Motorcycle Club (The Hellions Ride Series Book 8) by [Chelsea Camaron]
Four men, four families, four originals, one club. 
 
Go back to where it all began so long ago for Roundman, Danza, Frisco, and the late Rocky Fowler. A life choice, a road less traveled, all coming together in the name of brotherhood. 
 
Some found love, some faced loss, and others learned real loyalty. This is the story before the chaos. This is how the originals ride. 
*This is a full length novel. Each book in the Hellions Ride series can be read as a stand-alone story with NO cliffhanger endings. Contains adult language, situations, and violence not recommended for readers under the age of 18. This is not an exact depiction of life in a motorcycle club but rather a work of fiction meant to entertain.

I received this book from the author for an honest review.

The tears from this book.  I cant even begin to tell you.  I am sitting at my lap top after finishing this book and I am so sad.  UGH!  Chelsea killed it with this book and the emotional stories of the original guys.

This book is taking up back in time to the day that the Hellions MC was formed.  It introduced us to the guys and how they got to be Roundman, Danza, Rocky and Frisco.  I loved it and giggled as each man’s name was pronounced.

We get to see each of the guys and their woman/wives starting life and families.  We get to see Baine/Roundman and Dia.  We get to feel the love that they have.  We got to experience the birth of baby Doll and then we get to see the death of Dia.  We get to see each of the men opening their eyes to the family that they have created out of necessity but now continues out of loyalty.

This book is just amazing for any reader of the series.  It is a must read for sure because you need to see the beginning to enjoy the final rides that we have in the series comes to an end!!!  I am saddened at that last line because I have been a huge fan of this series and these characters!

I received this book for an honest review.

What a great addition to the series. This tells us how the Hellions came to be and why. How each of the original brothers became friends and how they got their names. Let me tell you you will need tissues. Their stories are touching and heart breaking. Each one is different but each one has loved hard, hurt deep , and is loyal to the end it is what makes them brothers an d a family. They became the Hellions out of necessity but stayed Hellions because they are family and loyal. They over come tragedy and loss they also protect and see to revenge when needed.

The love and respect Roundman has for Dia from the moment he falls for her is amazing and every woman’s dream.  She is truly his one and only Love. I was heartbroken when I watched what she went through and her letters to Roundman and Doll absolutely tore me apart! I was a mess over Rocky and Marie. To see the ups and downs of Danza and Mary Alice and wondering if they were going to be able to make it last or not was heart wrenching. What can I say about Frisco all he wanted was what the others had, someone to love and someone to love him but he never quite found it. My heart ached for him and everything he went through.

This truly was the best story it added so much to this series. We have so much more back story on each of the original brothers and ol’ ladies now. It also set up a little for the next and final book in the series. I’m going to be so sad to see this series end. I so love these guys and these families.

Originals Ride by Chelsea Camaron
EXCERPT
 
ROUNDMAN
“Hush, little baby, don’t say a word,” Dia sings softly to our baby girl. “Daddy’s gonna buy you a Harley shirt.”
I can’t stop the laugh that escapes as I lean against the doorjamb.
Little noises come from our baby, and Dia looks up at me with sharp eyes.
“Well then, Mister Chuckles, you come put her to sleep.” She stands from the rocking chair and brings me the baby all wrapped in red.
Claudia was adamant that our nursery and baby not look like someone vomited Pepto pink in her room and her wardrobe. Can’t say that I’m sad she feels that way, either.
With her hair all wild around her face, her eyes tired from lack of sleep these last few days, and baby spit-up on her shirt, my wife has never looked more disheveled nor more beautiful.
Taking Delilah from her arms, I kiss my wife on her forehead. “Go shower and take a nap, love.”
“Gladly,” she says with an exhausted smile. With a quick kiss to our daughter’s head and one to my lips, she heads off to her sanctuary—our bedroom.
Sitting in the rocker that faces my daughter’s crib all decked out in hot air balloons with teddy bears, I have to smile at how life has changed from the moment they placed Delilah in my arms.
With the face of a doll, eyes of an angel, and a head of blonde hair to match her mother’s, my baby girl is absolutely perfect.
Bright eyes look up at me as she opens and closes her mouth like a fish. “Never known love so deep, dollface.” My voice is raspy as I try not to be loud, but I want to talk to my little girl. “Loved your momma before, but watching her with you, holding you, having you … Well, Doll, I’ve never know anything purer in my life.”
My daughter smiles. Dia says it’s gas, but I don’t care. My baby girl smiles before her eyes close, and she snuggles closer to me.
“Leather, oil, and man,” I explain happily. “One day, you’re gonna grow up, and when you find a man, he should smell like a hardworking man, Doll.” The thought of my baby girl growing up has me twitching to shoot something. “Never mind that, precious. I promise you, as your dad, I’ll be the man you look up to. I’ll be the man who makes you proud. I’ll be rock solid for you and your momma. I’ll give you my all and my love.” I rock her, thinking of what it’s going to be like to watch her grow. “When the time comes to let you go, I’m going to fight like hell to keep you with me. I’ll give my life before I’ll let anyone touch you.” Kissing her head as she soundly sleeps, I hold my daughter in my arms.
USA Today bestselling author Chelsea Camaron is a small town Carolina girl with a big imagination. She’s a wife and mom, chasing her dreams. She writes contemporary romance, erotic suspense, and psychological thrillers. She loves to write about blue-collar men who have real problems with a fictional twist. From mechanics to bikers to oil riggers to smokejumpers, bar owners, and beyond she loves a strong hero who works hard and plays harder.



#WOTR22 #audio #review #MC #SeriesStarter – Roadkill, Steel MC Montana Charter book 1 by Michel Prince and Wren McCabe, narration by Tanner De Bruyne

Michel Prince is the attending author.

Roadkill (Steel MC Montana Charter #1)

Warning: For Mature Adult Audiences 18+. Contains language and actions some may deem offensive. Possible triggers. Sexually explicit content. MF.

On a dirt road in Nevada, a woman lay dying.

In book one of Montana Steel MC: Josh ‘Red’ Luke, Montana Steel MC Nomad, wants to go home. It doesn’t have anything to do with running from something as much as the need to find his place in the world. As a former Army medic, he used his GI bill to become a skilled surgeon, which fills his necessity to help. Together with the training from the military to never leave a man behind, and his soul feels almost whole.

The woman struggles to find her own name and the reason for being brutally beaten and left for dead. However, the memories come in hard, harsh bursts and the struggles to figure who she was, leaves her reeling and landing in the violent MC world where her natural instinct to run come out. One consecration the lack of memory fortified her—was to discover a thing she never gave a chance in the past—love.

When those who caused the hurt find out their target is alive, but under the fog of amnesia, they set out to finish the job. With her life in danger, the safest place is in Red’s arms. He can heal the woman’s body, but can Red convince her there’s room in her heart for him?

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I purchased the audio book and ebook deal from Amazon.

SO I will admit, I haven’t read an MC book/series in along time.  When the genre blew up, this girl devoured allllll the books but lately I have just passed when offered books.  Well I have recently become obsessed with Michel’s library of books (Hello Two Ink Minimum is amazing!!) and so I was like OK Lets Do IT!!  SO I grabbed the book and started listening…..FRIENDS!!!  YES!!!!  This book was everything I needed in a story.  Yes its an MC but those elements weren’t overpowered in the story??  Does that make sense.  Yes the club is there and club rules are visible but the characters took the story and my heart.

Josh/Red is a nomad and looking to go home because his father has passed away and his mom needed him at the family ranch.  While he is riding, he sees something in the desert and rushes to see who it is.   He can hear the wild animals getting closer, so he is worried.   What he sees hits him in the gut.  He is looking at a battered and essentially dead woman.

Nova/Roadkill thinks she is being lifted to heaven and is stunned when she opens her eyes in a room.  She is surrounded by strangers and these blue eyes that she remembered from when she was dying.  Nova has no idea what happened or even what her name is hence the club name of Roadkill.

The couple have a great natural building of chemistry.  Red wants to help her while also protect her.  The banter and seriousness of her attack forms a bond that neither is ready for and both try to push away.

Red is the first to realize he wants Nova forever but knows she is a mess and is probably not sure what the club life is like since she got some 2nd hand not particularly true information.

The couple go through a lot like moving to Montana to start a Steel MC Charter club, dealing with that past she had hidden away in her mind, solving some crimes against women, and falling in love.

Red is a no-nonsense guy.  He won’t fight his feelings and is doing everything he can for Nova to realize her place is with him.  Nova hasn’t ever had a real family or had people who generally cared for her, so this new “Family” is confusing and scary.  But Nova is a bad ass chick who embraces the title Property.

I am so excited to read the story of the rest of the characters.  I admit Baldy is the one I am more excited for because his character just screamed at me the most but knowing the next book is Cass, I am stoked!!

Narration was ok. Tanner is a good voice but I know Kat Maxwell narrates the rest of the series and she is amazing.

Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes young adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.

With characters yelling “It’s my turn damn it!!!” She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.

When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at a scouting event or cheering for her son in a variety of sports. She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up.

Michel is a member of RWA Pro and Midwest Fiction Writers. In 2013 she was awarded Elite Status with Rebel Ink Press. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, son, and cat.

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Wren grew up in the Northern part of the USA. She enjoys spending time with family, curling up with a good book, coloring in her adult books and driving motorcycles, big trucks and fast cars to relieve stress after a busy week.

Born in a large family she is all about family values and morals.

Wren’s friends and family will agree she is never far from a pen and paper as she finds so many things in the world peak her interest and can inspire an entire story.

#WOTR22 #attendingauthor #spotlight – A.d. Ellis

A.D.  Ellis

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

A.D. Ellis
I’m a mom of two teens, an educator of 23 years, and an author of over fifty books between two pen names. I also love, in no particular order, hot tea, chocolate, pizza, naps, reading, crocheting, and writing. My husband and I have known each other 25 years and been married 21. We live in the suburbs just south of Indianapolis and I teach in the inner city. My children are involved in show choir and band, so that definitely keeps us busy.

When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?

For me, it depends on the characters. Excitement over a new book/series usually pushes the first book along, but subsequent books/characters are easier because I *know* them more. My books don’t usually follow the same couple through more than one book. Most of my series are books with connected settings/groups of friends/family and focus on a new couple each book.

When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?

Each new couple gets their time to shine while we still get to revisit the couples in previous books. I think readers and writers enjoy a good balance of fresh/new with the warm/comfortable.

Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?

I do my best to write a little every day, but I also have to be honest with myself and let it go when a day just ISN’T going to be a writing day. Also, sometimes it helps to write something else. Interview questions/answers 😉 for example. Or I’ll find quotes I love and handwrite them as a way to get creativity going.

These quotes are always good for me when I’m feeling drained or stressed with writing.

“I tell my students there is such a thing as ‘writer’s block,’ and they should respect it. You shouldn’t write through it. It’s blocked because it ought to be blocked, because you haven’t got it right now.” -Toni Morrison

“If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.” -Margaret Atwood

“‎If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot…reading is the creative center of a writer’s life…you cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you.” -Stephen King

On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?

Typical day during the school year: Up at 3:15am, zone out on social media, take a shower, get ready for school, be at my desk with tea by 5:00am, write until 6:00am, leave for school. After school, I’ll usually do administrative type work but not often any real writing.

Typical day during breaks: Up around 6 or 7am, an hour or two writing, do whatever is scheduled for myself or kids, another hour or two writing.

You’d think I’d be more productive on breaks, but I’m really not.

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special?

Why don’t you just ask me which of my children is my favorite 🙂 Honestly, Sawyer holds a special place in my heart because he brought me to a very dear friend and his book was the one that thrust me into the world of LGBTQIA+ Romance.
Others who stick out: Jay in Can’t Fight It (he’s in the whole BJ Boys series), Braeton in Braeton & Drew: Something About Him, Cooper in Adore, Justin in The Perfect Blend, Charlie in Perfect Timing, Kota in Holly Hills Christmas, Marc in Take Me Home. But I truly love each character for one reason or another.

If any of your books were to be made into a movie, who are the celebrities that would star in it? What book and who?

I suck at these. I’d LOVE to see the BJ Boys made into a movie. I think Remington Place would be a fun movie/mini-series. But I am HORRIBLE at picking actors for characters.

What is your definition of success?

Honestly, I think it changes and can be different for different situations.
Is success writing a book? Maybe.
Is it writing over fifty books? Getting good reviews? Being asked to write in a special project? Again, maybe.
Is success when even just one reader is touched by your story?
Or do you need to be able to claim “best seller” to be successful?
Do you need to make six figures and quit your day job to write full time?
Depending on the parameters of what society/others/you set as “success”, it truly can be anything.
Some days, I’m a success because I got out of bed or remembered to wash that load of laundry.
I count it as a success when my kids’ teachers report they’re polite and helpful and great students.
It’s a success when I get through lunch duty with a smile on my face, when students seek me out for a hug, and when I see our students in the building making progress.
So again, success is different for different people and depending on the situations and experiences.

What are your social links?

This link will take you to a list of all of my social media (including my pen name)- https://www.adellisauthor.com/mylinks/

What are your buy links?

This link goes to a list of all of my social media and buy links- https://www.adellisauthor.com/mylinks/

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#AudioReview – Bennett Mafia (Bennett Mafia #1) – By: Tijan — Narrator: Natalie Eaton

Bennett Mafia

There were always whispers about my roommate at Hillcrest Academy.

The wealthiest of the wealthy sent their kids to our boarding school, and Brooke Bennett had been at the top, though I never quite knew why. She was fun and outgoing, but she kept quiet about her family. The only things she showed me were photographs of her brothers.

I became fascinated with her second-oldest brother. Kai Bennett.

He was the most of them all. Smoldering. Hypnotic. Alluring.
Kai had eyes that pulled me in and a face that haunted my dreams.

Then I met him.

He came to our school with their father, and that’s when I learned what kind of family Brooke came from. They were mafia, and Brooke’s oldest brother was dead. Her father said accident, but Brooke said murder.

Three months later, her father died, and Kai became the head of the Bennett Family. Brooke left Hillcrest for good, and that was the last time I saw her.

Fourteen years later, I’m staring at her face on the television. Brooke is missing.

Two days later, Kai Bennett kidnaps me.

** This is a 120k complete standalone.
** There is a bonus chapter from another book at the end.

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Review by Twinsie Melinda

I purchased the audio book from Audible.

I am addicted to Tijan mafia books. This audio was good. I enjoyed listening to this story.  The narrator did a good job keeping me engaged in the story. There was twist, turns and unpredictable thing in this one that had me wanting more.

Riley knew how to hold her own she is a strong character. Riley became friends with Brooke Bennett when she was placed as her roommate in school.  After years later Brooke came up missing and Riley found herself being kidnapped by the Bennett family. All because Kai wanted Riley to help find his sister.

Kai Bennett is the head of the Bennett Mafia family. He will do what ever he has to do to protect his family. Kai took Riley when his sister ran off thinking she had assisted in his sister’s disappearance. Kai’s family may not have known his plan and why he did things but he loved them and would do anything to protect them. Riley has to figure out if she can handle being in the Bennett Mafia family.

I had no idea where this story was headed the twist and turns had me all over the place. I enjoyed the tension and attraction between Kai and Riley. I enjoyed this book and would love to get more of this family.

Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and Ryan’s Bed among others. She is currently writing to her heart’s content in north Minnesota with an English Cocker Spaniel she adores.

To find what to read next of hers, go to www.tijansbooks.com

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#WOTR22 #TwinsieAngieFavorite #MC #FriendstoLovers – Lil Bit, Book 4 of the Steel MC Montana Charter by Michel Prince and Wren McCabe, Narration by Kat Maxwell

Michel Prince is our attending author.

Lil' Bit (Steel MC Montana Charter #4)

Warning: Adult Audiences 18+. Language and actions some may deem offensive. Sexually explicit content. MF.

In book four of the Steel MC Montana Charter: Bryan “Baldy” Allen doesn’t have the same pedigree as the other founders of the Steel MC Montana Charter. He was named Vice President because of his friendship with Red, the Prez, leaving a part of him feeling as if he’s constantly playing catch-up with the former soldiers.

Weakened by cancer as a child, Baldy gutted out most of his life just to survive. Now thriving as the mechanic for, not only the Steels but those around Turnabout Creek, he finally sees a life ahead of him—there’s only one thing missing—his Lil’ Bit.

Kristy Coe survived a vicious attack that took more than her body—it stole any chance of a future with children. Like hearing the voices of her attackers when there is silence isn’t enough punishment.

Practically a shut-in until Baldy, a man who’d been there after the assault, offers her an opportunity of a job at the garage. Knowing Baldy would never allow anyone to hurt her, she’s able to run the gas pumps and check out customers daily with the security of him being less than a few steps away. Not to mention the yearning she has for the man she has watched from afar.

Scarred inside and out—feeling less than those around them—can Baldy and Lil’ Bit realize everything they’re missing is standing right before them? And will they have the time to figure it out since the Steel MC Montana Charter knows how to make enemies? Enemies that refuse to go away quietly.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I purchased this ebook and audio book.

Friends.  I am so confused as to how I feel.  I am so excited to FINALLY read my Baldy’s book but now I am sad because I read my Baldy’s book. Is it wrong I already want a re-read already??  NO?  Ok good because that might be happening this weekend!!  LOL  Sorry Free and Hollywood but you gotta wait.  It’s my Baby daddy we are talking about…Baldy all day every day!

Ok so why Baldy?  I admit Hack almost stole me away in book 3 buuut I hung strong for Brian “Baldy” Allen, the VP of the Steel MC Charter.  His character history was one of overcoming childhood cancer.  He was just such a fun loving guy who never takes anything for granted given the struggles he has had in life.

Lil’ Bit AKA Kristy Coe is the little sister to Cass.  She is BROKEN shell of the wild girl she used to be.  She has been brutally attacked, raped, and dehumanized beyond what most think is repairable.  She is afraid of everyone and everything but slowly starts to emerge out of her shell.  She wants to want more but is scared to death to want more.  Baldy is forcing her out into the world and that is her saving grace.

Baldy sees the little girl he grew up with and is there like a big brother should be.  However, Baldy soon starts to see the strength and amazing WOMAN she is.  He gets all kinda of confused about what is going on.  Kristy has always has a crush on Baldy but fears after he saw her when she was at her worst , he would never want her in THAT way.

Lawd thank god for Lil’ Mama kicking Kristy’s butt into taking a chance and LAWD thank God for Baldy finally taking that chance even though he knows Cass is gonna shit a brick!!  Can’t go against your MC brothers but when your heart is on the line you will do whatever you need to.

The story of what happened to Kristy is pretty horrendous and we get a lot more details in this book. But OMG guys I was screaming at so many points for her. She has found so much strength in this book.  Her strength is coming from her family, her love of Baldy, her new MC Family, and she finally but most importantly she found herself again!!!

The love story in this book….stop it………I am so thrilled with the entire way the story came together.  Kristy and Baldy are truly the perfect half to the others whole.  Hands down fav book of the series so far.

Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes young adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.

With characters yelling “It’s my turn damn it!!!” She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.

When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at a scouting event or cheering for her son in a variety of sports. She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up.

Michel is a member of RWA Pro and Midwest Fiction Writers. In 2013 she was awarded Elite Status with Rebel Ink Press. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, son, and cat.

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Wren McCabe lives in Northern United States with her two spoiled canine companions. Hobbies include big trucks, fast cars, motorcycles, four-wheelers, snowmobiles, fishing, hunting and camping. Outdoor enthusiastic keeps her outside during the summer months and on the ice in the winters. Her family will contest she is never far away from a pen, paper and computer.

#WOTR22 #attendingauthor #Spotlight – Anna Hague

Anna Hague

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

I’m Anna Hague and I live just a little north of Indianapolis IN. I also work as a sports writer/photographer for a local paper. My husband and I don’t have any children, but we’ve hosted 11 foreign exchange students. Before Covid, we did all kinds of activities. Now we’ve gotten content hanging out at home with our two dogs and three parrots. We are planning some vacations this year and plan to visit one of our kids in Italy in a year or so. I started publishing in 2016 and the best thing is all the wonderful people I’ve met in person and online.

When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?

I think the other books are harder. You have so many ideas with the first, and after that one, you have to find something that will make the new book unique and just as interesting to the reader as the first.

When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?

I’m using secondary characters as the MCs. By using them, I can dive deeper into their lives and personalities the reader didn’t really get to see in the previous book. So both the reader and me get to know all kinds of things we didn’t know before.

Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?

Don’t force it. If the words aren’t there, leave it alone for awhile. I had to take a break for medical reasons. I had no desire to write. Now after the hiatus, I’m really excited to be back writing.

On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?

Because of my job, my hours are never set. I try for an hour everyday and days I’m not working, I aim for five to six. But I have to get full permission from the dogs, and they don’t always agree.

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

Jamey from Captured Hearts. He was my first, but I still love him. He did something really horrible, and through three books and a span of almost 18 years, he cannot forgive himself even though others have.

If any of your books were to be made into a movie, who are the celebrities that would star in it? What book and who?

Thunderstruck would be a great Netflix movie because it’s a paranormal. I think Chris Hemsworth and Mila Kunis would be a good pair.

What is your definition of success?

It’s certainly not about the money. I think from Page 1 to The End is success. The whole process of writing a novel is challenging at every turn. The story, the conflict, the pacing, the resolution. It all takes so much of yourself and sanity to complete.

What are your social links?

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010050496430

https://www.instagram.com/annahagueauthor/

What are your buy links?

https://www.amazon.com/~/e/B01N19LUF1

https://books2read.com/u/4XXzB5

https://books2read.com/u/brvR9e

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#WOTR22 #MC #Audio #ReListen – Preacher Girl, Steel MC Montana Charter Book 3 by Michel Prince and Wren McCabe, Narration by Kat Maxwell

Michel is our attending author.

Preacher Girl (Steel MC Montana Charter #3)

Warning: Mature Adult Audiences 18+. Contains language and actions some may deem offensive. Sexually explicit content. MF.

In book three of Steel MC Montana Charter: Formerly a Navy SEAL, Thomas Creek was used to being single and free. He earned the nickname “Hack” due to his mad computer skills when he joined the Steel MC Montana Charter. Being part of the club allows him the freedom to ride fast and free on his motorcycle, and he wouldn’t have it any other way.

Hannah Ence grew up as one of many daughters of a prophet, now being forced into a plural marriage by her father. Posting on the dark web, she prayed for help in escaping her fate. She wasn’t asking for much—a future beyond that of a wife to a man who had a half dozen already.

Steel Montana, though they pledged to be part of a domestic abuse underground, was still working toward building their club. Alerted by Hack of Hannah’s plight, they chose to answer her call. They just didn’t know how important Hannah would be to the club until after she was rescued.

With a rival MC actively attacking the Steels, and Hannah’s sheltered upbringing, Hack worries about the raven-haired angel he saved. Is Hannah strong enough to become a part of his life? Or is her draw to him fleeting, brought on by the fact he makes her feel safe? Because for him, she has become so much more than a job.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I purchased this ebook and audio book.

OMG HACK!!!  Friends, I have been on #TeamBaldy since I was introduced to him in book 1 but after this book…uhm…wellll…Baldy might be getting sidelined *Gasp* I know I know!!!!

Thomas AKA Hack is Mr. Few Words and Mr. Always Club Business.  When he sees Hannah’s cry for help on the internet, he jumps to protect her from a marriage to her GREAT UNCLE who is like 70 years old.  EWWWWW

Hannah has grown up in a religious cult. She knew not everything was right but when your father is THE MAN how do you disrespect him??  She gets some help and makes a plea for help online.  When the MC shows up, she is scared as heck because hello they might have killed her family to save her plus…uhm…she is sheltered, and they are FREAKING BIKERS!!!

The attraction to each other is instant in a way.  But maybe its more a mutual respect then attraction initially now that I think about it.  He respects her for leaving everything she knows, and she respects him for his loyalty to friends and family.

As they bond and spend time together you can see their attraction build but he is freaking because she a virgin and 18.  She believes, thanks to her past, she is a demon and will ruin any life she decides to shack up with.

Seeing them explore everything from her desire for MORE in life like school, job. Family, and a college education while he explores the possibility of an Ol’ Lady and family.

I loved loved loved these two.  They were such an odd dynamic and yet they fit together perfectly.  But I admit, after listening to the opening scene/preview for Baldy…..Hack might get kicked to the curb again/  LOL

Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes young adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.

With characters yelling “It’s my turn damn it!!!” She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.

When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at a scouting event or cheering for her son in a variety of sports. She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up.

Michel is a member of RWA Pro and Midwest Fiction Writers. In 2013 she was awarded Elite Status with Rebel Ink Press. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, son, and cat.

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Wren McCabe lives in Northern United States with her two spoiled canine companions. Hobbies include big trucks, fast cars, motorcycles, four-wheelers, snowmobiles, fishing, hunting and camping. Outdoor enthusiastic keeps her outside during the summer months and on the ice in the winters. Her family will contest she is never far away from a pen, paper and computer.

#WOTR22 #Paranormal #Shifters #Brothers – Lightweight, Hallow Brothers Book 7 by Tricia Andersen

Is this the end of the Hallow family?

The Hallows have been exiled from their home and the cell towers that sustained their income are burned to the ground. Their only hope rests on Caleb and Joshua who fly to Tokyo to plead for their contracts with LunaBit, the app company they work for. The night before their big meeting, Joshua is drawn to a blonde at a bar. After a night of amazing, sensual sex, he wakes up alone, bearing the mating mark of his ancestors, similar to the ones his six brothers already share with their mates.

When the brothers finally meet with Maya Johansson, LunaBit’s Vice President of the North American Division, Joshua discovers she is the woman who was his bed the night before. Maya holds secrets of her own, which includes being aware of what the tattoo she now bears means. She demands that Joshua returns to Los Angeles to negotiate the family’s contracts with LunaBit. Joshua agrees, willing to do anything to protect his loved ones in Minnesota. However, can he withstand a fabricated marriage, tension with an ex-boyfriend, and a new father-in-law that is pure evil incarnate? And can he save the Hallows home before they all fall to the vampires who want them dead?

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I was given this book by the author for an honest review

 I have loved each story of each of the brothers and enjoyed what NEW story line they bring to the overall arc of the series.

Josh and Maya were certainly a good read.  Josh is the last single brother, and he is all about not settling down.  When a one-night stand turns into ever after…he is not so thrilled initially with his mate.  Josh teases his brother Cay about having one woman for the rest of his life when he gets to enjoy the single life while they are in Toyko.  The family’s gaming apps are in trouble with the owner, and they are being called to headquarters to deal with the mess ups.  Cay and Josh goes for a quick drink when all of a sudden he mating signs show up.  Cay laughs his butt off because he knows what’s going to happen.

Maya needs to cut loose.  Being the VP of the gaming company is cutthroat business especially when a ex is a rival for her job.  Chaz is trying to make Maya look incompetent so he can take her job.  Maya sees the tall dark rink of water and says yes to one night.  When she wakes up with the tattoo her behavior and reaction isn’t what Josh expected.

Maya does he best to keep Josh at bay, but the bond is too much. When she comes clean about who she is and who her family consists of, yup another awesome addition to the crazy Hallow family.  Maya and Josh go through a lot to make things work and find a way to be together they can both be happy with.  Throw in vampires, not so nice dad’s, demons, and ya know orphans the story takes you on a great journey.

I absolutely LOVE this series and cannot wait for more!!!  Plus I would like to add that more Joe is always good and this book had some Joe scenes to make this girl happy. #TeamJoeForever!!

Tricia Andersen lives in Iowa with her husband and her three children. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in English and from Kirkwood Community College with an Associate of Arts degree in Communications Media/Public Relations.

For the past five years, Tricia has been a member of Hard Drive Performance Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, an affiliate of Roufusport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has experience in kickboxing and currently trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Even though she has never competed in an MMA cage, she’s witnessed and been a part of a fighter’s journey from fight camp to their walk to the cage. She also has competed in jiu jitsu.

#WOTR22 #attendingauthor #spotlight – Taki Kasai

Taki Kasai

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Hello I’m Taki Kasai

I live in South Roxana IL with my eight animals. I have four dogs, Molly, Max, Copper and Khanna. I also have four cats, Cleopatra, Sassy, Salem, and Luna.

Hobbies include: Reading, Writing, and Video Games. (Totally a nerd)

I write multiple genres, I write Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Contemporary Romance. I am going to be dipping my toes into the PNR world here soon as I have come up with a witchy novel that must be done now. My first book was a fantasy novella The Dark Arcane Master back in 2017. My latest book is Save the Last Dance published in 2021.

When I’m not writing I work as a truck dispatcher and a server at a Vineyards. (Can we just say all the free wine?)

When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?

Everything that comes after the first book. I am always having to look back at my last book to make sure I’m staying consistent with looks, nicknames, places. It sometimes become so boggling even with my notes. The first book I feel I can let my imagination do a free for all.

When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?

I add new characters and places to the series to add more layers to the story line. To make the story feel like it is more 3D then 2D. I also plan on adding in a new adventure in every story. Per example my Mage War Series is a fantasy series, so there will be more of an adventure story, a battle story, a love story. Etc.

Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?

Don’t force the words and always take me time. Sometimes just enjoying the weather and a nice cup a tea can do wonders for the stress. Especially when the words are not coming. I have also learned that it is okay to get help doing certain things. We can’t do it all!

On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?

I typically spend a couple of hours writing. I don’t do it all in one sitting due to my 7-5 job but I space it out in-between. Sometimes it can be a few words and other times I might get a few pages written. It really depends on the day.

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

Addie Moya is one of my favorite characters. You meet her in The Red Assassin. She is a hacker in the book and tends to blend into the background. She is willing to stay in the background unless one of her friends are hurt. Then she has no problem getting her hands dirty. Not only that she is the one of my mysterious characters who continues to develop as I write. I learn more and more about her every time that even makes me do a double take. I adore her and think she has a lot of potential.

If any of your books were to be made into a movie, who are the celebrities that would star in it? What book and who?

I would really want my Mage War Series made into the a movie. Just to see Michael Fassbender (Playing Lorcan Adair) and Misha Collins (Playing Mihaly Novak) Go head to head. I think it would be epic. Not only are they brothers but they are each others ultimate enemies. (Let’s not forget Scott Eastwood playing Jackson, one of Mihaly’s best friends and a Bear!)

What is your definition of success?

Someone telling me how much they enjoyed my books and how I have touched their life.

What are your social links?

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TakiKasai
Insta: https://www.instagram.com/kasaitaki/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TakiKasai
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/taki-kasai
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/takikasai

What are your buy links?

Amazon: amazon.com/author/takikasai

*I have books listed on KOBO, iBooks, NOOK as well*

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#WOTR22 #SeriesStarter #Paranormal #Vampires – The Vampire’s Curse , Beyond the Mist book 1 by Valerie Twombly

The Vampire's Curse (Beyond The Mist) by [Valerie Twombly]

She’s fated to break his curse. He’s destined to kill her.

CURSED
With his clan trapped and starving, vampire Andrei Vladimir will stop at nothing to save them. But an ancient curse compels him to waste precious time hunting the vile creatures he creates every time he feeds. With the clock ticking, he weaves a trap to lure the fated female who can save them all.

FATED
Sonia Covaci doesn’t believe her grandmother’s visions of the future. But when a purchased trinket brings dreams of a mysterious stranger, her small town American life threatens to spin out of control. Sensing he is in danger, she does the unthinkable and boards a plane for Romania.

Sonia follows her fate. Andrei moves in for the sacrifice. Never did he imagine the female destined to break the curse would become the woman he couldn’t afford to lose.

Previously published as Passion Awakened.

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I received this book from Book Sirens for an honest review.

Lawd! What a great premise for a book. Finding your long lost and much desired mate to only be told you have to kill her to break a curse!! Dude that is prolyl the worst news ever.

This novel is packed with a punch from start to end.  There is so much going on but it is all easy to follow.

Andrei is a vampire who has been dealing with the visions of his mate coming into his life. He was cursed and wants to know how to get rid of this curse when a witch tells him how to do it.  He can’t believe he must kill his mate to break the curse to protect and save his people.

Sonia’s grandma would always tell her about her future and would read her cars telling her of a special life to come. When Sonia finally admits she has been seeing a hot  blonde man in her dreams her grandma tells her he is her mate.

When Roman, Andrei’s bestie shows up to fill in Sonia about everything and take her to Andrei she is understanding and jumps on the plane.

The story was really fast paced and an enjoyable read for anyone who loves vampires and fated mates type reads.  I can’t wait to read more in the series.

This book previously was published but I never read it so I am unsure if there is added material from the original release date/title.

Award winning and bestselling author Valerie Twombly grew up watching Dark Shadows over her mother’s shoulder, and from there her love of the fanged creatures blossomed. Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper.

When she is not busy creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a full-time job, hubby and dog, in Northern IL.

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